Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Working on WC

This is how I transfer my design on to the fabric .....    

Starch the fabric heavy  first ......   it makes it easier to mark on the fabric,  the fabric doesn't move or stretch when marking.    I learned this from Sharon....

fold the fabric and  mark my center using blue marker.....

Most of my technics are from Karen McTavish,  Judy Woodworth,  and  Sharon Schamber.  Karen and Judy both design with stencils.    Sharon draws on paper,  which is up my alley.....  cause I like to draw my own designs.    A  class with any of theses gals is really  great,   you can learn so much from them. 

my set up....  I need a big studio

lamp under table

then I mark each section....   I tape the drawing to the fabric to keep it in place

when I'm through with the first section then I move on to the next

I don't mark the cross hatching and the background fill until I have quilted the main part of the design.
   The veins I like marked a little darker then the leafy feathers,   this way I can change the shape of the feathers if I want.   When I have to  heavy of a marking,   it is distracting to me.... 

2 comments:

Helen said...

Wow, I Love watching you go step by step with the process. I took the MQR class and have not had a chance to do this--hopefully soon!

Diane said...

Thanks for the info, one day I WILL try this!